Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Spotless was one of the first Australian businesses to sign up to the Friendly Nation Initiative (FNI) led by the Migration Council Australia. FNI encourages business to take an active leadership role to support those displaced by the Syrian war with employment opportunities in Australia.

Spotless engaged with Community Corporate to assist with the realisation of its FNI commitment.

Through the initial pilot program Spotless has supported 32 workers through training and employment in the business. Spotless has committed to employing 100 refugees nationally and has extended the program across Australia. The pilot program, Spotless 30, was recognised by the South Australian Department of Human Services and Multicultural SA by awarding Spotless the South Australian Governor's Multicultural Award 2017.

This initiative demonstrates Downer's contribution to achieve the following Sustainable Development Goals: